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Title : Global Warming: A Real Threat
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 134 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1532085990
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1532085994
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.2 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.25 x 0.29 x 11 inches

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Duncan Ewing’s Global Warming: A Real Threat sounds the alarm on climate change in a book that provides a great amount of detail regarding this frightening phenomenon that threatens the world.

If you have never given much thought to the phenomenon of global warming, it is time for you to sit up and take notice. You can start by reading Duncan Ewing’s Global Warming: A Real Threat as it is one of the most comprehensive books out there that lays out the facts about climate change and how exactly it threatens Planet Earth.

Too often, the topic of global warming seems too vast and complicated for an average citizen to understand. There are too many technical and scientific terms that need to be deciphered, and doing so can bog down a meaningful conversation about this existential threat that faces the planet. Ewing has managed to cut through all that noise and distill the topic in such a way that it is easy to comprehend otherwise complex concepts. This ability is invaluable in clearly communicating the dangers of climate change and why it is imperative to take action immediately.

In this zippy page-turner, the author is able to describe in vivid detail the different weather phenomena resulting from the consequences of global warming. He investigates the causes of global warming and how it has affected the planet over the centuries, citing numerous examples to prove his case. He then details the myriad consequences of climate change and how it intimately affects the lives of people and every other creature on the planet. Spoiler alert: It is not pretty. The author’s concern over the planet and the fate of the creatures on it is apparent in every word of his narrative. One cannot help but absorb some of his sense of urgency when it comes to relaying the need to do something, anything, to help preserve the earth!

However, even as he sounds the alarm on the dangers that imperil the world, he also provides a measure of hope. He takes great care to discuss the many different actions people can take in order to conserve natural resources and combat climate change. Ultimately, he challenges the reader to take a long, hard look at their own lives and what exactly they may have or have not done to protect and preserve the earth for future generations.

One thing that could have further improved the book, though, is a more thorough discussion on actions that could be taken by governments and corporations. This topic is mostly glossed over as the author places greater emphasis on individual actions over collective measures. Though it is absolutely important for everyone to do their part to combat climate change, it cannot be denied that bold legislative decisions curbing industries from causing more environmental damage is an equally vital component of the fight against global warming. Perhaps a sequel could cover this discussion as it requires more nuance and detail.

Timely and engrossing both in topic and execution, Global Warming: A Real Threat by Duncan Ewing is an essential read for anyone’s library.

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